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Lunch at Bennigan's today

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Today I had lunch with my mom and a few friends at Bennigan's. My first time eating out since my GP (gastroparesis) diagnoses. There wasn't much on the menu I could eat eat, but I think I did ok. The biggest problem is not being able to eat more than 6 oz. at a time. I ordered the small slider-sized cheeseburgers from the "Pub Bites", ( had to take the lettuce out) and got a small dish of baked potato soup. I just ate the soup and one of the cheeseburgers, and took the other cheeseburger home with me, but I think I still went a little over the 6 oz. I am allowed. But I will just make sure I keep the rest of the food today either liquids or soft foods that are easy to digest. I'll find out later on tonight how much "damage" I did, if I eat something I shouldn't, it bothers me the most in the evening. It was just last week that I got my diagnosis so I am still learning and getting used to living with the GP.

But I had fun getting together with everyone; we enjoyed a nice long lunch. It was great to be able to catch up with everyone, especially since I missed our get together last month because of how crappy I was feeling. And today was the first time in over a month I have been out other than for an appointment or to go shopping.

Here is another "self portrait" I took of myself before I left today. Wearing my wig again.
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